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Empire State Building

Artist:
Abraham Rattner, born Poughkeepsie, NY 1895-died New York City 1978  Search this
Medium:
pen and ink and ink wash on paper
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. (37.4 x 27.5 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
ca. 1940s
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\skyscraper  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\Empire State Building  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Abraham Rattner
Object number:
1981.153.34
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1981.153.34

Empire State Building

Artist:
Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany (now Kaniów, Poland) 1899-died Reston, VA 1985  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
image: 13 7/8 × 9 in. (35.2 × 22.9 cm) sheet: 17 × 11 3/8 in. (43.2 × 28.9 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1932
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Architecture\commercial\skyscraper  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\Empire State Building  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1969.21.79
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.21.79

East River Sunset--Building the Empire

Artist:
Edward S. Hewitt, born Brooklyn, NY 1877-died Salisbury, CT 1962  Search this
Medium:
etching
Dimensions:
plate: 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 in. (20.0 x 28.7 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
n.d.
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Cityscape\river\East River  Search this
Cityscape\time\sunset  Search this
Architecture\boat\barge  Search this
Architecture Exterior\industry\construction  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\Empire State Building  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edward Pulling
Object number:
1968.124.6
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1968.124.6

Empire State Building and Church Ruin

Artist:
Werner Drewes, born Canig, Germany (now Kaniów, Poland) 1899-died Reston, VA 1985  Search this
Medium:
drypoint
Dimensions:
image: 12 3/4 × 4 1/4 in. (32.4 × 10.8 cm) sheet: 16 5/8 × 8 7/8 in. (42.2 × 22.5 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1931
Topic:
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Architecture Exterior\religious\church  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\Empire State Building  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist
Object number:
1969.21.73
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1969.21.73

Untitled, from the portfolio Photographs of New York

Artist:
Reginald Marsh, born Paris, France 1898-died Dorset, VT 1954  Search this
Publisher:
Middendorf Gallery, active Washington, DC 20th century  Search this
Jem Hom, active ca. 1976  Search this
Printer:
Ron Stark, born Sidney, NY 1944  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
image: 5 x 7 1/4 in. (12.7 x 18.4 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
ca. 1938-1945, printed 1976
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\New York\New York  Search this
Recreation\leisure  Search this
Architecture\commercial\Empire State Building  Search this
Landscape\river\East River  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Dr. Katherine Alley and Dr. Richard Flax
Object number:
1982.115.26
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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edanmdm:saam_1982.115.26

Empire State : a history / [by Alfred E. Smith]

Title:
History of Empire State
Author:
Smith, Alfred Emanuel 1873-1944  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1938
©1938
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Skyscrapers  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA6233.N5 E5X 1938
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1045707

Empire State : a history : completed May 1, 1931

Author:
Smith, Alfred Emanuel 1873-1944  Search this
Publisher:
Empire State, Inc.  Search this
Printer:
Select Printing Co.  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
47, [1] pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1931
[1931]
Topic:
Skyscrapers  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Call number:
NA6233.N5 E57X 1931
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022772

Preparing to jump the derrick two stories up on the Empire State Building--1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (35.0 x 27.6 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 18
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s.
Arrangement:
In box 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000008.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref39

Jumping the derrick--moving the derrick to the next operational floor--two floors up / Empire State Building 1930 [photoprint]

Names:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Construction -- 1929-1930  Search this
Collection Creator:
Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (35.0 x 23.2 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Date:
1930
Scope and Contents:
Print probably made for exhibition in the 1960s. Signed in print, lower right.
Arrangement:
In box 2.
Local Numbers:
AC0360-0000007.tif (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Archives Center claims copyright. Rights were conveyed to the Archives Center through a Deed of Gift signed by the donor.
Topic:
Derricks  Search this
Skyscrapers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1920-1930.  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Construction workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1900-1950.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1930-1940 -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- Later prints
Collection Citation:
Charles Rivers Photographs, 1929-1963, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0360-ref41

Empire State observatories : where the whole world meets

Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : illustrations ; 23 x 11 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1939
[approximately 1939]
Topic:
Skyscrapers  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047821

Morris Jacks Papers

Source:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Names:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yankee Stadium (New York, N.Y. : 1923-2009)  Search this
Former owner:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic Feet (6 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Reports
Blueprints -- 20th century
Legal documents -- 20th century
Color slides -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1930-1950
Date:
1929-1974
Summary:
Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation.
Content Description:
Papers document consulting engineer Morris Jacks and his work with the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium, and the Third Avenue Transit Corporation. The collection consists of correspondence, appraisals, reports, blueprints, legal documents, and other notes about Jacks's work related to the valuation of structures.
Arrangement:
The Collection is arranged into 4 series.

Series 1: Personal Materials, undated

Series 2: Empire State Building, 1929-1975

Series 3: Third Avenue Transit Corporation, 1949-1955

Series 4: Yankee Stadium, 1945-1976
Biographical / Historical:
Morris Jacks was a ptacticing and consulting engineer who graduated from Washington University (St. Louis) in 1920. He supervised construction projects in Missouri and New York City and was president and chief engoneer of Sola Engineering Corporation which worked on excavations and foundations. Jacks also conducted appraisals and the valuation of structural improvements (buildings, fixtures, machinery, piping, and wiring) working for the City of New York , Board of Taxes and Assessments He also acted as an expert witness, providing testimony in state and federal court for legal cases involving construction costs and depreciations of buildings and equipment.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquisition unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Engineering -- 20th century  Search this
Stadiums  Search this
Appraisals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Reports
Blueprints -- 20th century
Legal documents -- 20th century
Color slides -- 20th century
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Morris Jacks Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1448
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Morris Jacks Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1448

The Empire State Building / Theodore James, Jr

Author:
James, Theodore  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975]
Call number:
F128.8.E46 J35 1975X
F128.8.E46J35 1975X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_54188

Building the Empire State / edited by Carol Willis ; with essays by Carol Willis and Donald Friedman

Author:
Willis, Carol  Search this
Friedman, Donald  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) Design and construction History  Search this
Physical description:
190 p. : ill., facsims., plans, ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
C1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545606

The sky is falling / Arthur Weingarten

Author:
Weingarten, Arthur David 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 260 p., [20] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1977
Topic:
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Call number:
TL553.5.W44X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_99329

Empire : a tale of obsession, betrayal, and the battle for an American icon / Mitchell Pacelle

Author:
Pacelle, Mitchell  Search this
Subject:
Yokoi, Hideki 1913-  Search this
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 344 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Japan
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Real estate development  Search this
Real estate developers  Search this
Businesspeople  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701533

Nearest thing to heaven : the Empire State Building and American dreams / Mark Kingwell

Author:
Kingwell, Mark 1963-  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799110

The Empire State Building : the making of a landmark / John Tauranac

Author:
Tauranac, John 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
383 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490503

Empire State Building Under Construction, (painting)

Painter:
Webb, A. C. 1888-1975  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal and pastel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art Nashville Tennessee Accession Number: 1984.14.50
Topic:
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Empire State Building  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Skyscraper  Search this
Architecture exterior--Industry--Construction  Search this
Control number:
IAP 49590080
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_382950

Third Avenue, New York, (painting)

Painter:
Henshaw, Glen Cooper 1881-1946  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Brown County Art Gallery and Museum One Artist Drive, P. O. Box 443 Nashville Indiana 47448
Date:
1942
Topic:
Cityscape--Street--Third Avenue  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Empire State Building  Search this
Control number:
IAP 14020070
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_354629

Sky dancers / by Connie Ann Kirk ; illustrated by Christy Hale

Author:
Kirk, Connie Ann  Search this
Hale, Christy  Search this
Subject:
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Fiction
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Mohawk youth  Search this
Iron and steel workers  Search this
Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Fathers and sons  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_767387

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